~ A TIME TO BE BORN ~
BETTY (BROWN) TATE was born on September 25, 1944 in Brookhaven, Mississippi to Monzola “Polly” Banks and Lee Edward Brown.
Betty was raised in Brookhaven, graduating from Alexander High School in 1965. Betty was very active in school, participating as a Majorette with the Marching Band and also on the Alexander Panthers Basketball Team. Betty moved to Chicago, Illinois and began working at Fireman’s Fund Insurance and remained there for many years. From there, Betty began working with Headstart programs & retired from Henry Booth House Hegewisch Head Start. Betty’s seeds were planted in any kitchen she went into. She was a GREAT CHEF/COOK and LOVED CATERING.
Betty was also an avid Bid Whist player. EVERYTIME Betty sat down at a card table, she was going to BID a 6 NO TRUMP and just figured there was NO OTHER WAY…! By the way, Betty ALWAYS made her BID!
~ A TIME TO LOVE ~
In 1989, Betty was united in Holy Matrimony to Willie L. Tate.
~ A TIME TO DIE ~
Betty transitioned from this earthly life at 7:13 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 under the care of the Hospice team at Advocate Trinity Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Preceding her in death were her mother, (Monzola) “Polly” Banks; her father, Lee Edward Brown and sisters, Clara Banks, Kathyrn MaGee, Rosalyn Markham and Valerie Bessie Love.
~ A TIME TO WEEP ~
Betty will be greatly missed but will forever live on through her one and only loving and devoted son, Parrish Tate; her brothers, Maurice, Samuel, Wayne, Tony (Dianne), Eddie, Armaund (Sophia) and David Brown; her sisters, Patricia Littleton (Merlin), Judy Reed (Smith), Ann McIntyre (Al), Harriet and Hattie; her aunts, Estella, Velma and LaDette; her uncles, Versie, Willie, Emile, Fred, Charles, Jett and an innumerable host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. There were many other special people in Betty’s life that should not go without mention: a cousin Ray, Vernnee Freeman, Makayla, Flo, Emma Robinson and The Sophisticated Bid Whist Card Club Members.
Betty Will Truly Be Missed!
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